Rules of Civility (Paperback)
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Short Description for Rules of Civility Towles delivers a sophisticated and entertaining debut novel about an irresistible young woman with an uncommon sense of purpose. Elegant and captivating, "Rules of Civility" turns a Jamesian eye on how spur-of-the-moment decisions define life for decades to come.
- Published: 26 June 2012
- Format: Paperback 335 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780143121169 ISBN 10: 0143121162
- Sales rank: 147,023
Full description for Rules of Civility
"The New York Times" bestselling novel that "enchants on first reading and only improves on the second" ("The Philadelphia Inquirer")This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society--where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York's social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, "Rules of Civility" won the hearts of readers and critics alike.